Ninth-placed Odd in the Eliteserien will be looking to bounce back to winning ways in the league they travel to Kristiansund Stadion to take on a struggling and rock-bottom Kristiansund in their Matchday 15 tie on Sunday night.
Kristiansund have had the worst campaign in the Eliteserien so far and they keep running down a blind alley with only one point on the board to their name. They suffered a 2-1 loss defeat to Viking at away last weekend, marking their 11th league defeat from the 12 played and have now lost their last eight top-flight games in a row.
They are some 12 points off their safety, but with the league hitting the halfway mark this weekend, Kristiansund still have time to salvage their season, which will demand a lot of effort and a complete turnaround of their fortunes in the league as soon as possible.
Christian Michelsen’s side have not lost to Odd in their last three home encounters and have won all their last three league matches against them. They will therefore be desperate to continue the run as they look for their first league win.
Meanwhile Odd have made an inconsistent campaign in the Eliteserien this season, with the side recording six wins, one draw and eight defeats from their 15 matches, and currently sit ninth in the bottom half of the league table on 19 points.
Odd are coming off a 2-1 home defeat to Lillestrom last Sunday, making it their second winless match in the league as they were previously coming off a 1-1 draw at Stromsgodset.
They will therefore be looking to bounce back on Sunday and should be confident considering their hosts form, although Odd have fallen to Kristiansund in their last three meetings and will need to be at the top of the game in this clash.
Kristiansund vs Odd head to head
Both sides have met in 11 encounters since 2017 with both side claiming four victories and there have been three draws.
- Odd 2-4 Kristiansund 07/11/21
- Kristiansund 2-0 Odd 12/06/21
- Kristiansund 4-3 Odd 09/12/20
- Odd 2-1 Kristiansund 16/08/20
- Kristiansund 1-1 Odd 11/08/19
- Viking 2-1 Kristiansund
- Valerenga 3-0 Kristiansund
- Kristiansund 1-3 Lillestrom
- Rosenborg 3-1 Kristiansund
- Strindheim 1-3 Kristiansund
- Odd 1-2 Lillestrom
- Stromsgodset 0-0 Odd
- Odd 3-2 Bodo/Glimt
- Valerenga 0-1 Odd
- Flekkeroy 2-3 Odd
Kristiansund team news
Kristiansund will be without Moses Mawa due to injury, while Liridon Kalludra is a major doubt through a knock he picked in their previous match.
Odd team news
Odd have no fresh injury concerns ahead of the Sunday’s clash.
Prediction and odds
- Odd win
- Both sides to score
- Goals over 2.5